2008.Past Events

Feb. 7, 2008, 7 p.m.  – “Will America’s Changing Face Change the Face of U.S. Foreign Policy?” Francis D. Gomez, formerly at New York University.  Henry A. Wallace Center, FDR Presidential Library, Hyde Park.

Mar. 8, 2008, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  – “The U.S.’s Place in the World in Light of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.” A community forum with panel discussions. Co-sponsored with the Gillespie Forum and Dutchess Community College. James & Betty Hall Theatre, Dutchess Community College.

Apr. 3, 2008, 6 p.m. – “The Lula Regime in Brazil: a Giant Awakes,”  Paulo Sotero, Director of the Brazilian Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, D.C. and formerly Washington correspondent for Estado de Sao Paulo (Brazil). Members-only event.  St. Andrews Café, Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park.

May 10, 2008. – “Turkey: Ancient Civilization, Modern Nation.” Summer Study Tour to Turkey Professional Development Workshop.  Fellowships winners will attend this workshop on Turkey hosted by the World Affairs Council. Vassar College, Poughkeepsie.

  • 1:30 – 2:50 p.m. “Modern Turkey, from Ataturk to Today”, “Turkey’s Relations with the U.S.”, “Turkey’s Relations with the European Union.” Prof. David C. Cuthell, Executive Director of the Institute of Turkish Studies, Georgetown University.
  • 3:00 – 4:20 p.m. “Turkey and Its Neighbors,” and “Democracy in Turkey.”